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Vegetable prices soar in Haryana, Punjab

PTI  Chandigarh, July 13, 2014
First Published: 20:22 IST(13/7/2014) | Last Updated: 20:26 IST(13/7/2014)

In the wake of scanty monsoon rains and short supply, prices of vegetables in Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh have soared sharply over the last ten days.

Most of the vegetables including potato, cauliflower, capsicum, beans, green peas, bottle gourd, bitter gourd, spinach, carrot, cucumber, pumpkin, among other vegetables have registered an increase in their prices.

In the retail market, 'Pahari' variety of potato is selling between Rs. 35-Rs 40 per kg, a jump of around Rs. 10 per kg, while another commonly available variety of the tuber crop is priced between Rs. 25-Rs 30 per kg, up by nearly Rs. 7 a kg.

The maximum increase has been in prices of the green peas, which have shot from Rs. 50 per kg about ten days back to Rs. 80-Rs 100 per kg now.

The price of tomato, which was available for about Rs. 20 per kg until a week ago, has also zoomed to Rs. 40 a kg, a trader in Mohali said.

Onion prices, however, have remained stable at around Rs. 30 per kg.

Other vegetables including beans, capsicum, cauliflower have also witnessed rise in their prices, traders said.

Prices of beans are hovering over Rs. 80 per kg, up from Rs. 40-Rs 50 per kg earlier while cauliflower is selling between Rs. 50-Rs 60 per kg as against Rs. 40 per kg earlier.

As the two states have received scanty rains owing to monsoon turning weak after its late arrival, cucumbers which are high in demand during summers, have also become costly selling at Rs. 30-Rs 50 per kg for different varieties as against Rs. 15-Rs 25 per kg earlier.

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